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2.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 52.73 out of 5 2.73 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Hank Gilman Narrator: Don Hagen Publisher: Gildan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781596597532
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A practical, entertaining handbook for people who never expected to be bosses.

Plenty of managers never asked, expected, or trained to be put in charge of other people. But when it happens, these accidental bosses often find that learning to manage is like learning to swim by being dropped into the deep end of the pool.

Hank Gilman knows what that's like. As a top editor for Fortune, Newsweek, and the Boston Globe, he has helped nurture some outstanding talent. His success can be attributed largely to his management style, which allows him to treat his employees like, well, humans, while holding them accountable. But he was far from a natural when it was time to take charge.

Gilman shares the lessons he's learned-through trial and error-during his two decades as a manager in one of the craziest businesses on the planet. Writing in a warm but no-nonsense voice, he offers straight-up advice on the ins and outs of hiring, firing, motivating, and dealing with cranky superstars.

Gilman argues that your employees should always come first-and that managing down, as opposed to managing up, will ultimately lead to a successful career as a boss.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shalaka | 1/17/2014

    " Good advice...someone should have told me a long time ago that management is all about conflicts. I might have skipped it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janelle | 1/11/2014

    " I could not get through this book. It was depressing to hear horrible stories about the work place, that I could totally relate to, yet practical solutions were never discussed. Well, maybe there were, but I never could force myself to read far enough to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 12/28/2013

    " Too fluffy and self-absorbed to be of value. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lee Anne | 12/20/2013

    " Although I enjoyed this book, Gilman, as a magazine editor, had many colorful stories of his life in newsstand publishing, but not many that were truly applicable to business in general. I did like the stories, but found little to use in my day-to-day work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erika | 12/11/2013

    " I'm surprised that so many people said that because they don't work in Media that this book doesn't apply to them and wasn't useful. Though the examples were either print-media and sports, the lessons were universal and things that anyone who manages staff, should be doing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 7/18/2013

    " I wish I could give it 3.5. While my job is totally different I have more than once ended up in a management position and haven't had any kind of management training. I found this book very interesting and helpful. I was able to take most of his stories and apply them to my own situations. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennie | 1/7/2012

    " An easy read, focusing on the author's experience in journalism. I was expecting the book to be different. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Don | 1/1/2012

    " Some good anecdotes, but the author doesn't have a lot of advice that's practical to most work environments. The journalism/media industry is a world unto itself. Gilman is better when he's relating management observations from his career as a business journalist, but that's not often. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thomas Mcmillen | 10/9/2011

    " Not a bad book but pretty simplistic and common-sensicle. (I know that's not a word but it should be.) Lesson boils down to listen, be honest and consistant, and do your best knowing that you WILL make mistakes. Fast read at the least and I can cite this as "growth and development" for reviews! :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ellen | 4/5/2011

    " Too fluffy and self-absorbed to be of value. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 2/15/2011

    " I won this as part of the goodreads giveaway. Funny book on management do's and don'ts. Can relate to some of the stories and would have loved to have contributed personal stories to this book. "

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About the Author

Hank Gilman is the deputy managing editor of Fortune. Previously, Gilman has worked at the Boston Globe, Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and the Beaufort Gazette; he has also been a regular commentator on Nightly Business Report. He is the author of You Can’t Fire Everyone: And Other Lessons from an Accidental Manager.

About the Narrator

Don Hagen has been behind the microphone since fifth grade. He is a nine-time winner of the Peer Award for narration/voice-over and twice winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award. He has also been heard in radio and television commercials and documentaries. In addition to his freelance voice work, he is a member of the audiobook narration team at the Library of Congress.